- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 13, 2005

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Rick Burgess joined Merkle Inc., a Lanham database marketing agency, as vice president of talent acquisition. Mr. Burgess is a former managing partner at Kaye/Bassman International Corp., an executive search firm in Dallas.

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Paul Taylor and Chris Jenkins were named president and vice president at TUCON, a Sterling, Va., construction firm. Before their promotions, Mr. Taylor was a senior vice president and Mr. Jenkins was a project executive.

Brian Wolf joined Cannon Design’s Mid-Atlantic operations as an associate in the design firm’s Arlington office. Mr. Wolf is a former specifications writer for the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa.

Richard L. Evans was named general manager for U.S. operations at Actix Inc., a Reston wireless engineering firm. Mr. Evans was head of the Americas operations at Openet Telecom, an international wireless software provider with an office in the District.

FINANCIAL

Mark F. Leonard was named first vice president of private wealth management at SunTrust Bank of Greater Washington. Mr. Leonard was a vice president with the Atlanta-based bank.

HEALTH CARE & BIOTECHNOLOGY

Bruce Greenstein was named vice president of health care at CNSI, a Rockville information technology consulting firm. Mr. Greenstein is a former associate regional administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Boston.

LEGAL

Daniel Morgan joined Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP as a corporate and finance partner at the firm’s D.C. office. Mr. Morgan previously taught pension law at George Washington University Law School and Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

Paul F. Mickey Jr. was named partner at the D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Mr. Mickey was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington.

Richard G. Stoll was elected for a three-year term to the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Mr. Stoll is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, a D.C. law firm.

Deborah J. Salons joined Garvey Schubert Barer as an associate in the D.C. office’s communications and information technology practice. Ms. Salons was a telecommunications licensing analyst for the County of Los Angeles Cable Franchising Division.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Dean A. Rosen joined the health policy practice of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., a D.C. lobbying firm. Mr. Rosen was health policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican.

• Miller & Chevalier Chartered, a D.C. lobbying firm, named Melinda N. Hodgson counsel, Welles Orr senior international trade adviser and Jon Huenemann principal. Ms. Hodgson was associate general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Mr. Orr was a senior vice president at the D.C. lobbying firm Fleishman-Hillard; and Mr. Huenemann led the trade practice at Fleishman-Hillard.

• The Ferguson Group, a D.C. lobbying firm, promoted former principals Debra Bryant, Ron Hamm and Trent Lehman to partners. Jennifer Imo, a former associate, was promoted to principal. The firm also promoted former research assistant Maria Gwinn to associate.

Katy McLean was promoted to conference services manager at the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown.

Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin was named dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America. Monsignor Irwin previously directed the university’s liturgical studies program.

REAL ESTATE

Dan Rasmussen was promoted from senior associate to associate vice president of Equis Corp., a D.C. business real estate firm.

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